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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the...
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I am not a great seafood lover, but I was pleasantly surprised at this restaurant with its tasty food -- and so were my lunch companions who swear by this restaurant's fare. Despite being a weekday, the restaurant was nearly full with customers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
swamijim
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Ventura, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We hit this casual, comfortable spot mid afternoon with friends and grabbed the last remaining seats at the bar. Had some glasses of house white along with steamed clams, baked clams and little fried scallops. Looking back across the harbor to the mountains was a lovely visual as we drank, ate and enjoyed the happy atmosphere. Also fun to watch... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Always a fun place to visit. There are two locations, one in the Ventura harbor and one in the Santa Barbara harbor. The prices are reasonable, fish is very fresh and a fun atmosphere.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am not a great seafood lover, but I was pleasantly surprised at this restaurant with its tasty food -- and so were my lunch companions who swear by this restaurant's fare. Despite being a weekday, the restaurant was nearly full with customers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I read reviews about the clam chowder and they did not disappoint! It was great! I also had the calamari as a starter which was good also. I ordered blackened salmon with rice and coleslaw. The salmon was tasty. The rice left a lot to be desired and the coleslaw was ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have had my Yacht in Ventura Harbor for the past 12 years. All I can say is that Brophy's has been the best addition to this beautiful Harbor that there ever was. On top of the freshest and most delicious seafood I have ever had, they also have the most incredible New York steaks around. Beautiful big Shrimp cocktail,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The people who work there are super friendly and awesome! One time I forgot my phone and Chuck who works there let me use his personal phone to call my Aunt who was late meeting me there for lunch. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. We both finished are entire lunches which is unusual for us. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The location is beautiful, but the noise level is way too loud. Unfortunately, we were seated at a table right by the front door and there was a lot of activity, but beyond that this restaurant is just too loud. Service was okay, food was only okay. View is fantastic.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food and View. That's what dining is all about. The food it excellent. Varied items on the menu but not so many to be too confusing. The dishes are very flavorful and the portions are perfect. You may even take some home. The view overlooks Ventura Harbor and the boats. That's a very relaxing way to enjoy your food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We decided to try this restaurant after reading so much about it. Service was Ok though nothing to rave about. food - marginal...I ordered the seafood fettucine which had overcooked shrimp and underdone scallops. The seafood had no taste so assume it was not fresh. I am a seafood lover and lived in Seattle for 23 years so I know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went to this restaurant for the first time and it was everything I heard it would be. The staff was great and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The food had great presentation and was just delicious. My husband had the hot appetizer with the clams and mussels and oysters and it was amazing. Their menu has other things... More 

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Additional Information about Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-639-0865
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-639-0865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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